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Anyone have a good source of Fe Chloride. My local radio shack no longer carries.

 

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http://www.mgchemicals.com/distributors/index.html Bob Mayo has a post that has this link. I used it today to locate some in South Florida. I looked at Oregon and there is nothing close to you but they do have an online order available. Wade

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Theres a guy who sell ferric chloride powder by the pound on ebay, its less than 20 dollars shipped and Ive been told 1lb will make 4 to 5 gallons

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Theres a guy who sell ferric chloride powder by the pound on ebay, its less than 20 dollars shipped and Ive been told 1lb will make 4 to 5 gallons

 

 

Yep! The guy goes by "quartzpegmatite". I ordered a pound from him Friday a week ago and it arrived on Tuesday. He's got another posting now. Here's the Ebay item number: 270277871068

 

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I was looking for FeCl at my San Diego CA Radio Shack and couldn't find any. When I asked the 19 year old cleark if they still carried PCB echant, I got a blank look. They don't even have it in the catalog any more.

 

I tried the hot lemon juice but, I'm looking for a little more contrast in the Damascus. Thanks for the source.

 

Jesse

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Yep! The guy goes by "quartzpegmatite". I ordered a pound from him Friday a week ago and it arrived on Tuesday. He's got another posting now. Here's the Ebay item number: 270277871068

 

K

 

 

Did the Ferric Chloride work out good? How did you mix it. I have never bought a powder before.

 

Thanks

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Did the Ferric Chloride work out good? How did you mix it. I have never bought a powder before.

 

Thanks

 

 

Oh yeah! It worked great. I mixed 4 ounces of the powder with a gallon of distilled water which is supposed to yield the same concentration as the Radio Shack etchant diluted 4:1. I tried it out on a damascus blade I had ready to etch and was very pleased with the result. I dipped it for 3 minutes at a time and cleaned the oxides off with worn 2000 grit paper between dips. Don't remember how many times I repeated the cycle but it must have been somewhere around half a dozen. Got good texture and couldn't be more pleased with the resulting contrast between the 1084 and 15n20.

 

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Another place to try is Fry's Electronics. They usually have a lot of circuit-board, soldering, and component supplies. I bought a 1-liter bottle of concentrated PCB etchant there...I bet they have a web site too...

 

Brian K.

 

Edited to add: "Rat-Shack" has taken a beating in the electronics component world. With competition from the web (Digi-Key and Fry's, etc.), they have a hard time filling a profitable niche. I can only hope they keep selling the odd-ball batteries I often wind up needing. They are closing stores and trying to focus on cell phones and "helping" people (For those of us versed in the electronics world, this is a real BIG joke--those poor kids don't even know what a transistor is...).

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I ordered some Ferric Chloride from quartzpegmatite on ebay. This was really a great transaction. I had a question, it was answered almost immediately, the package was well packed, the ferric chloride, anhydrous is bagged inside a taped sealed poly bottle and I received the Ferric Chloride in 2 days. Great service all around.

 

I certainly can recommend this supplier to anyone.

 

Now to do some etching.

 

Steve

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I ordered some Ferric Chloride from quartzpegmatite on ebay. This was really a great transaction. I had a question, it was answered almost immediately, the package was well packed, the ferric chloride, anhydrous is bagged inside a taped sealed poly bottle and I received the Ferric Chloride in 2 days. Great service all around.

 

I certainly can recommend this supplier to anyone.

 

Now to do some etching.

 

Steve

 

Thanks Steve,

Jim Allen

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This is a nice outfit to work with... Graphic Chemical. They have "photo grade" ferric chloride. I was told it etches cleaner and lasts longer in storage. They've got other interesting stuff, too.

 

I mix 1 part FeCl3, and 1 part white vinegar, to 2 parts distilled water... a crisp, delicate etch.

 

Mike

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Baltimore area

 

Bainesville Electronics carries 1 gallon jugs for $40.00 undiluted.

 

Seemed like a good price and I picked it up local.

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